-with Azzedine Alaïa, who just showed his first much anticipated Haute Cou- ture show in eight years.
Alaia is a couturier/designer who doesn´t need to reinvent the big wheel every season, but edit and refine his clothes to perfection.
He sets his own agenda. He takes his time and doesn´t show before he is rea- dy and have something to show. As a Couturier, Alaïa is in the same leaque as Madame Gres and Balenciaga.
I have to say, that I really like his approach to his metier. . . That´s how the world of Haute Couture should be. I wouldn´t mind working for him.
Azzedine Alaia dressing Grace Jones
Grace Jones as Mayday in A View to a Kill, 1985
Read an interesting interview with Alaia on Virgine Magazine here and see the latest collection and Tim Blanks review on Style.com here.